Julianna Marenco, 14, is a bassist in 9th grade at Cypress Ranch High School. This is her second year with Virtuosi of Houston. She started taking bass lessons at age 10 with Gabriel Katz and has been studying with Nick Puccia for 3 years. Julianna has been selected to be in the Cy Fair Region 27 middle school and high school orchestras for the past 4 years. She has also earned top ratings for both solo and ensemble performances in the CFISD UIL competitions. Julianna participated in the Virtuosi of Houston’s small group ensemble coached by bassist Eric Larsen. When she is not playing the bass, Julianna enjoys playing the piano, rock climbing, art, music, movies, chess and baking. She participates in her school’s key club. Julianna has two older sisters who play the viola and cello.